Bromley Town Hall, Greater LondonMixed use
An exciting mixed use project within a stunning heritage building
FIG are currently in progress on this awesome project. The building is based in Bromley, being the old Bromley Town Hall and is a combination of architecture from both the 1900´s and the 1930´s. As storey tellers we are bringing the history of the building to life with references to its two eras as well as some of the very famous and extraordinary people who lived in Bromley. We are working with a large consultancy team, and working with listed building planning consultants to ensure this project is of the highest quality. The building is complex and involves mixed uses from office to hospitality – with a public bar and an impressive members lounge. We are working on both the interiors and the graphics and wayfinding packages, creating the logos for a number of parts of the building. Needless to say this is a very important project for us, for the owners, and a highly significant project for the local community.
The historical development of Bromley Town Hall, commencing with the construction of the 1907 building and progressing to the 1939 building, represents the political development and growth of Bromley since the early 19th Century and adds architectural quality and character to the townscape.
The 1907 building including the Town Hall and Courthouse was Grade II Listed in 1973 and was designed by Architect R Frank Atkinson in a quintessentially Edwardian style with red brick, Portland stonework and dressings, and steel leaded light windows. The building retains many of the original details and materials and much of the inherent character of a building of this era.
Unique historical character marked by original details
A Foundation stone for the Town
The foundation stone of the building was laid by the Charter Mayor in 1906 who’s speech during the ceremony marked the importance of public administration and how it is reflected in the building’s function. The town hall features impressive council chambers that enabled significant debate between its governing members.
The Mayor’s speech marked the importance and general effect of public administration and how it is undoubtedly reflected by the style and importance of the building forming the centre of such administration. The municipal buildings were intended to be the first buildings of a number that would serve the Borough of Bromley and its future generations.
Origins and aspirations of Bromley
The name ‘Brom–Leag’ signified a field or heath where the plant ‘broom’ grows. The sprigs of broom feature on the Bromley borough’s coat of arms which adorns the main council chamber and entrances to the town hall. The Latin motto ‘DUM CRESCO SPERO’ translates as “while I grow I hope” the name Broom Leag combines the history and the character of the building with aspirations of the Clockwise Co- working brand.
It is the ambition of the client to rectify the grand position of the building and to refurbish the buildings into sustainable modern buildings for the 21st Century occupation and to ensure their longevity for future generations whilst respecting and enhancing the architectural and communal significance of the buildings.
The refurbishment will reinvigorate the vacant buildings, restoring a vibrancy and activity to the buildings and their context. Modern servicing and environmental upgrades will improve the energy efficiency and make it a desirable place to work and visit. The Bromley Town Hall offers an exciting opportunity to combine history and character with contemporary styling.